Visiting International Applicants through the Office of Medical Student Research and International Studies

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Office of Medical Student Research and International Studies Program will be re-opening for applications on April 25, 2022 for students who have completed their core clinical training and are in their final year of medical education. Visiting elective rotations will be offered from August 2022 through April 2023.

Students from schools participating in the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) Program:

Beginning on April 25th, our international visiting elective catalog will be available in the VSLO system. Students whose home institution participates in the program will be able to view our catalog for electives directly through the VSLO® Program for Institutions | AAMC

Students from schools not participating in the VSLO program:

For students from institutions that are not participants in the VSLO, please complete our paper application process. The completed application and required documents can be submitted to us at Click here to view and download the application.

The only required fees are a $4,500 elective fee and a $50 registration fee per elective. These fees do not need to be paid until after official acceptance. The $4,500 fee will be paid by cash, check or cashier's check (made out to University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine) when you arrive in Pittsburgh and the $50 registration fee (credit card) within our online Amp Up system. There is a limit to the number of electives in which a student can be accepted. Students can be accepted for up to two 4-week elective experiences. These experiences do not have to be consecutive or in the same department.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at You may not reach out to UPMC doctors or department coordinators directly with unsolicited emails. Questions and answers will only be addressed via this email box. Thank you.

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